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A 45-year-old member asked:

Why would someone need to have oral maxillofacial surgery?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Several Reasons: Oral and maxillofaical surgeons have a broad scope of practice. These include dental extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, trauma surgery, TMJ surgery and treatment, orthognathic jaw surgery, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery becuase of pathology or trauma, sleep apnea and snoring, biopsies, etc.
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Jaws: An oral maxillofacial surgeon (oral surgeon) treats a wide variety of pathology that occur in the upper and lower jaws. These may include dental problems, soft tissue and bony problems such as tumors and cysts and developmental abnormalities such as cleft palate and skeletal malocclusion.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
Great specialty: Omfs treats patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery. They also have advanced training in anesthesia and hospital privilege to better manage the patients.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth removal, : Difficult tooth removal, cysts in the mid face/jaws, tumors in the mid face/jaws, cancerous tumors on those areas, malocclusion related to jaw misalignment, genetic jaw deformities, trauma to the mid face and lower jaw, pathologic jaw fractures, TMJ issues, and even cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Husam Elias
15 years experience
Jaw & facial surgery: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does oral and maxillofacial surgery entail?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 43 years experience
A lot: Oral ; maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry. It includes dental extractions with special training for wisdom teeth, treatment of dental infections, cysts of the jaws, dental implant placement, repair of facial injuries from trauma, and jaw surgery for facial deformities or abnormal growth and bite discrepancies. The dental management of the medically compromised patient is included.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery questions?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: There are a number of oral and maxillofacial surgeons on this website who can provide answers to questions.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Dental Specialty: Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and facial) region.

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Last updated Feb 23, 2020
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